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Williams set for Coors Field debut in opener

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:46:57 EDT

The Rockies and Pirates will have unfamiliar faces going against each other for Friday's series opener. Jeff Hoffman will make his first career start against the Pirates, while Trevor Williams will start against the Rockies for the first time.



Bucs sweep: Crew's Pitt stop shakes up race

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:21:19 EDT

While the Brewers came out of the All-Star break holding a solid lead in the National League Central, the Pirates faced a steep uphill climb. Less than a week later, the division's balance of power has shifted. Pittsburgh finished off a four-game sweep of Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon, crawling back to .500 with a 4-2 win at PNC Park.



Central, hark! Here come red-hot Pirates

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:15:54 EDT

The Pirates woke up on July 4 nine games under .500, seven games out of first place in the National League Central. Since then, they've won 11 of 13 games, including Thursday's 4-2 victory over the Brewers at PNC Park, vaulting back to the break-even point and into a wide-open NL Central race.



Freese honing swing, but eye hasn't faltered

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:09:05 EDT

David Freese is still working on his swing, so he was encouraged by the two singles he swatted to right field during Wednesday's 3-2 win. But his eye and approach have not faltered all season. That much is evident in his .376 on-base percentage, which would be the highest mark of his career.



Bradenton's Keller forced out after six strong

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:40:59 EDT

No organization currently features more high-end talent in its farm system than the White Sox. That was evident on Thursday, as a host of the South Siders' top prospects turned in big performances across three different levels.



Bucs stay hot: Moroff's walk-off beats Brewers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:38:56 EDT

Throughout this critical homestand at PNC Park, the Pirates have proved they can't be counted out.



Cole looks like Bucs' ace with 10 K's vs. Crew

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:48:39 EDT

The Pirates are playing their best baseball of the season, and their ace may be rounding back into form.



Pirates' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:17 EDT

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Bucs' 'pen thriving with MLB's lowest July ERA

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:15:43 EDT

After a turbulent first half, the Pirates' bullpen has settled into place.



HRs spark 4-run 6th as Bucs beat Brewers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:03:10 EDT

The Pirates broke out in the sixth Tuesday night at PNC Park.



Marte appreciates fans' response in return

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:30:39 EDT

Back from an 80-game suspension for using a banned substance, Starling Marte did not know how he would be received.



McCutchen's baby boy is due in December

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:59:21 EDT

McCutchen's baby boy is due in December



Marte hits leadoff, plays LF in return to lineup

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:37:00 EDT

The Pirates reinstated Starling Marte from the restricted list and slotted him back into their lineup Tuesday night against the Brewers.



Kuhl, ever so cool, snags foul line drive

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:28:40 EDT

Kuhl, ever so cool, snags foul line drive



Frazier Bucs' Heart and Hustle Award winner

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:04:11 EDT

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association revealed the 30 preliminary winners of the 2017 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The honor is the only one voted on by former players, and is bestowed each year upon the active player who most represents a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game.



Watson, Bucs promote inclusion at PLAY event

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:10:00 EDT

Kids from all backgrounds had the special opportunity to participate with lefty Tony Watson in the National PLAY campaign on Tuesday at PNC Park. PLAY, which stands for Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth, is a public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with the Ruderman Family Foundation, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.



Bucs take opener from Crew behind Polanco

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:06:26 EDT

This week is full of opportunity for the Pirates, who are scratching and clawing their way into contention in the National League Central.



Marte 'humbled' ahead of return

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:15:15 EDT

Starling Marte apologized to teammates, fans and the Pirates organization for what he described as a "careless" mistake.



Polanco hitting stride all over diamond in July

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:04:32 EDT

Gregory Polanco was in the middle of everything in the Pirates' 4-2 win over the Brewers, and he may be hitting his stride just as the Bucs hit theirs.



Frazier delivers as Bucs walk off with series win

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:42:59 EDT

For the second time in three days, the Pirates staged a dramatic ninth-inning rally to surge past the Cardinals and keep their hopes of contending alive. Josh Bell began the key National League Central series with a walk-off homer Friday night, and Adam Frazier ended it Sunday afternoon by slapping a walk-off single to cap another comeback and lead the Bucs to a 4-3 win and a series victory over the Cards at PNC Park.



1st things 1st: Milestones highlight win

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:58:41 EDT

Max Moroff hit the ball hard to right field -- the first time he'd made contact like that in a while, he thought -- and he looked up to see it bounce off the foul pole. His right foot tapped first base, and that's the last thing he remembers about his first Major League home run.



Week ahead may impact Deadline strategy

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:01:11 EDT

The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline is two weeks from Monday, and the Pirates are on the outside looking in. After Sunday's 4-3 walk-off win over the Cardinals, the Pirates sit seven games behind the National League Central-leading Brewers and eight games out of the second NL Wild Card spot.



Slumping J-Hay sees end of 'storm' nearing

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:09:53 EDT

Josh Harrison anchored the Pirates' lineup for the better part of three months, a consistently strong presence in a group plagued by injuries, absences and slumps. Combined with his defensive versatility, Harrison's reliable bat was enough to make him Pittsburgh's lone All-Star. But Harrison has hit his first skid of the season, he acknowledged after going 0-for-4 and stranding the bases loaded in the seventh inning of the Pirates' 4-0 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night at PNC Park.



Bucs can't get going, fall to Cardinals

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:41:18 EDT

Right-handed on the mound and left-handed at the plate, Lance Lynn led the Cardinals to a 4-0 win over the Pirates on Saturday night at PNC Park. Lynn fired 6 1/3 scoreless innings for the Cards and laced a double to left-center that began their three-run, two-out rally in the fifth inning.



Frazier gets back into swing of things

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 18:55:23 EDT

Over the All-Star break, Adam Frazier pressed a much-needed reset button. The second-year super-utility man headed south for Nashville, Tenn., and he stayed away from baseball -- far away, in every way.



Ring the Bell: Bucs open 2nd half with walk-off

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 02:37:53 EDT

After winning five of their last six games before the All-Star break, the Pirates started the second half looking to prove themselves as a National League Central contender before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. They got off to a good start Friday night, as Josh Bell launched his first career walk-off homer to beat the Cardinals, 5-2, in the second-half opener at PNC Park.



Pirates fan hurled Gyorko's homer into the river

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:54:23 EDT

Pirates fan hurled Gyorko's homer into the river



Walk-off hero Bell showing flair for dramatic

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:05:53 EDT

The ball flew off his bat, and Josh Bell was sure it was gone. He swatted Seung Hwan Oh's fastball toward the left-field seats, finished his powerful swing, hopped out of the batter's box and flipped his bat behind him as the Friday night crowd of 24,988 began to roar.



Osuna may get more work at 3rd base

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:24:26 EDT

Don't pencil his name into the lineup just yet, but Jose Osuna may be getting some more pregame work at third base during the second half of the season.



Opening stretch of 2nd half vital for Pirates

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:38:24 EDT

Can the Pirates capitalize on their strong finish to the first half and force their way back into the National League Central picture? What will they do with Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole? Those will be the questions most frequently lobbed at the Pirates over the next 2 1/2 weeks as they embark on a critical 16-game stretch leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.



Inbox: What will Bucs do at Trade Deadline?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:04:05 EDT

Should the National League Central's mediocrity affect how the Pirates approach the non-waiver Trade Deadline? Beat reporter Adam Berry answers that question and more from Pirates fans in the latest Inbox.



Contention still in reach despite mixed 1st half

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:50:42 EDT

The Pirates ended the first half with a bang, putting together a 10-run first inning in Sunday's 14-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. They went out on a high note, too, winning five of their last six games. Where do the Pirates stand as they pause for the All-Star break?



J-Hay, baseball magnet, can't explain HBPs

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:35:55 EDT

J-Hay, baseball magnet, can't explain HBPs